Category Archives for Friday Q&A

Should You Trade Within a Channel or Wait for a Breakout?


Happy Friday! This week’s question comes from Trevor, who asks: On your blog, you often state you are waiting for a breakout from a channel before considering an entry. Do you recommend not to trade within the trend lines even if there is a potential 2R or 3R trade? The answer to this question is […]

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How to Avoid Panicking During a Profitable Trade

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Happy Friday! This week’s question comes from Carol, who asks: If a trader achieves $1,000 of open profit but then panic sets in what can be done to secure the trade and account with as little pain as possible, rather than close the entire position? A few things come to mind, but the first thing […]

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What Is the Best Way to Draw Accurate Trend Lines?

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Happy Friday! This week’s question comes from Thony, who asks: What is the best way to place the most accurate trend line? Trend lines are one of my favorite ways to determine the strength of a trend. The way a market tests these levels and even how often can indicate whether momentum is strengthening or waning. […]

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Should You Wait for a Retest Following a Breakout?

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Happy Friday! This week’s question comes from Tejas, who asks: After a breakout has occurred, should we wait for a retest of that area before buying or selling? From my experience, this is the most highly contested topic when trading breakouts in the Forex market. After all, everything else when trading a break of support […]

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How to Reduce Fear When Trading Forex


Happy Friday! This week’s question comes from Elvis, who asks: How do I eliminate fear? I often have the right setups, but I end up entering too soon or exiting too early once I see a little profit. Or I take revenge trades to make up losses and end up losing even more. The idea of eliminating fear […]

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How to Confirm a Break of Support or Resistance

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Happy Friday! This week’s question comes from Thambirajah, who asks: In your article about settlement period, you said: “you need accurate support and resistance levels.” I understand that the support and resistance are areas rather than specific levels. But if this is true and the session close is within the area, how do you identify […]

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How to Seamlessly Transition From Demo Trading to Real Money


Happy Friday! This week’s question comes from Cooper, who asks: I like to maintain a demo account as well as my live account. When I can’t pull the trigger on a trade, I go to my demo and enter it there. Gets it out of my system and I can watch it (and hopefully learn […]

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How I Trade Forex Without Watching the News


Happy Friday! This week’s question comes from Rick, who asks: Most of the experienced traders say that news is built into the charts, so don’t focus on it. But if you don’t pay attention to the news how do you know what’s happening with a particular economy? That’s a loaded question. Not because it’s overly complicated, but […]

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How to Interpret the Settlement Period on a Daily Chart


Happy Friday! This week’s question comes from Tim, who asks: You’ve said in the past that the activity between 4 pm and 5 pm New York time is telling. I would like to know how to interpret this activity. I love this question for two reasons: The answer is incredibly straightforward and easy to understand […]

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How Much Simultaneous Risk Should You Tolerate?


Happy Friday! This week’s question comes from Maanda, who asks: I would like to know the percentage of your open trades compared to account value? In other words I want to know how much you would normally trade if you had a $1000 account? Do you have a limit or you open trades as opportunities […]

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